Senior Software Engineer - Automation/Operations

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Build the future of data. Join the Snowflake team.

There is only one Data Cloud. Snowflake’s founders started from scratch and designed a data platform built for the cloud that is effective, affordable, and accessible to all data users. But it didn’t stop there. They engineered Snowflake to power the Data Cloud, where thousands of organizations unlock the value of their data with near-unlimited scale, concurrency, and performance. This is our vision: a world with endless insights to tackle the challenges and opportunities of today and reveal the possibilities of tomorrow.

Snowflake forms the data platform for the most security sensitive customers and they rely on the data platform to secure and protect their most sensitive data assets. Production engineering ensures that Snowflake’s security services are available, secure and perform to our users' needs. As a Production Engineer, you will work to improve the reliability and performance of Snowflake’s distributed systems. You will closely partner with Database Security product engineering team to design, build, operate, and automate distributed applications at the heart of Snowflake’s service that are critical to the function of our customers.


  • Engage in and improve the whole lifecycle of services, from inception and design, to deployment, operation, tooling and refinement.
  • Scale systems sustainably by automation and drive changes that improve reliability, security and velocity.
  • Write and review code. Develop documentation and capacity plans, and debug the hardest problems on large distributed systems.
  • Collaborate with software engineers to establish, maintain, and optimize functional and performance SLAs.


  • Experience in capacity and load testing distributed applications.
  • Experience in deploying, managing, and operating scalable and fault tolerant Linux infrastructure.
  • Hands-on operational experience performance measurement and benchmarking.
  • Hands-on experience with one of more public cloud providers (AWS, Azure, or GCP).
  • Knowledge and experience with different security areas like identity and access management, cryptography, or network security is a plus.
  • Solid fundamental computer science skills.
  • Proficient  in at least one modern programming language, Python or Java preferred. 
  • Systematic problem-solving methods, effective communication skills.
  • Completed a Bachelors in Computer Science; Masters or PhD is a plus.

Every Snowflake employee is expected to follow the company’s confidentiality and security standards for handling sensitive data. Snowflake employees must abide by the company’s data security plan as an essential part of their duties. It is every employee's duty to keep customer information secure and confidential.